The vaccine rollout sites has been expanded to include 13 private hospitals as the Sisonke Programme gains momentum.
The Covid-19 pandemic has again highlighted the challenges facing public procurement in South Africa. The Auditor-General's reports on Covid-19 related procurement and media coverage have all have flagged opacity, corruption and mismanagement on a wide scale.
Geo Quinot 1 day ago
Everywhere, patients have died from Covid-19 when patient numbers exceeded the capacity of the health system. The number of doctors, nurses and oxygen points just wasn't enough.
Gilles van Cutsem 2 days ago
The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) dismissed claims made by a pilots' association that the South African Airways flight transporting a consignment of Covid-19 vaccines was an unnecessary expensive exercise as untrue...
Here are a few ways you can put your hard-earned randelas to good use by helping your favourite musicians.
Tecla Ciolfi 3 days ago
More than 67,000 health workers have been inoculated in the 10 days since the national Covid-19 vaccination kicked off.
Due to the progressive drop in new Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country moved Level 3 to Level 1 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy with effect from 28 February 2021.
In a webinar hosted by the BroadReach Group, global and African health experts came together to share challenges and solutions around mass Covid-19 immunisation across Africa.
Getting married during a worldwide pandemic is not ideal, however, it is possible. A study revealed that 96% of couples were not willing to cancel their weddings in 2020, but rather move them to a later date in 2021.
Interim results from clinical trials of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be presented to the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday 26 February in an effort to obtain an emergency licence for its distribution. The briefing document for the FDA reports 66% efficacy for all cases and 85% efficacy for severe cases, as well as a favourable safety profile.
Michael Cherry 25 Feb 2021
From a healthcare perspective, this year's Budget Speech is significant in three key ways. Obviously the main message of this year's budgeting process is the prioritisation of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. But it's also clear that the minister and his team focused on supporting economic growth, which correlates with medical aid membership levels. Although National Health Insurance (NHI) initiatives were less prominent in the speech this year, funding to keep these in motion was included in the detail, continuing to build towards accessible quality healthcare for all South Africans.
Ahmed Banderker 25 Feb 2021